Thursday, August 11, 2011



I am just plain happy!!!! Happy that my Father in Heaven has answered my prayers! Happy that I have a wonderful family surrounding me! Happy that I have amazing friends that are always so helpful, and other breast cancer ladies that have helped me through so much. Just plain happy!!!!

Yesterday, I got the news that my cancer is in REMISSION!!! Technically, since I am stage 4, I am called "stable disease" instead of "remission", but who wants to go by that?!!
 I have been on an experimental drug for two months now, and we just got back the results. It is a drug that won't even hit FDA approval for a few years at least, so I feel it an honor to be included in the study.
I will still have to go to Scottsdale twice a week to get my chemo, and I do still have tumors in my body and brain. But, they have stabalized and are regressing, and that is the great news!!

I wondered to Morgan today why I didn't run out and shout it to the world, but the truth is.... I am not good with good news! I am soooo used to the doctors telling me that the current chemo med is just not working, so this really threw me for a loop. But for now, I can just sit and take a deep breath. And yes, my cancer is still hanging over my head about to drop, and yes, my cancer is aggressive enough that it will someday beat this chemo med. But for now, I am happy!

9 comments:

runningfan said...

BEST NEWS EVER! You just totally made my day....I can't imagine how fabulous you must feel! Hooray!!!

P.S. Your hiatus from the blog world had me a little worried...I'm so glad for good news instead!

Despain Family said...

That's great, Christa. Happy for you.

T. Sipes said...

I am so happy to hear that!!!! I hope the meds continue to work!! Love and miss you guys.

Jeremy and Ruth said...

ya ya ya ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shelly said...

I have been checking this blog everyday for news and I cant even tell you how happy I am for you! You deserve some good news for a change. HOORAY!!! I am just so dang excited for you...you just made my day!!! Congrats!! Congrats!! CONGRATS!!!

Amber said...

And we are SO HAPPY too!!! This is wonderful news!

Shumaker said...

Christa that is awesome. I am glad that you are able to be happy about the news now. I hope you are enjoying that time alone now. I have 2 more weeks before kids startg back to school and Mackenzie only gets to do half day Kindergarten. Oh well I will take the 3 hour break. Miss you and love you.

Farr Family said...

Christa you just made my day, my week, maybe even my year! That is the best news!!! Wahoo!!! When I read that I got tears in my eyes. You are so strong and such an example to me. Thank you!!
We love ya- Kimberly

Rose said...

That is FANTASTIC news!!!! It sounds like you are afraid to believe it. One day at a time girl. ENJOY IT!!!!!! Miss you all sooo much. Love to the fam.